Vardi A. (Robinette) Dyer, a longtime resident of Lometa, died Sept 19, 2018, of natural causes in Houston.

Visitation and Rosary will be Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. at Good Shepherd Church of Lometa. Immediately following will be the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Father Paul Hudson will preside.

Her body will be interred next to that of her husband in a graveside service at the Lometa City Cemetery. Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas has charge of arrangements.

Born Jan. 11, 1934 in Brownsville, Vardi (known to family and friends as Bobbie) received a degree in education in 1955 from what was then Southwest Texas Teacher’s College in San Marcos.

In 1959, she married Robert Dyer, who was stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio where she taught kindergarten.

As the wife of an Air Force officer, she cared for their four children when he was assigned to missions in Korea and Vietnam, and she also brought the family to Japan where their third child, Adele, was born.

After Lt. Col. Bob Dyer retired from the Air Force in 1973, the family moved from Tampa, Florida back to Lometa, and Bobbie resumed her teaching career at West Oaks Elementary, now known as Kline Whitis Elementary. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and touched many lives as a third-grade teacher.

In retirement, she volunteered as a reader at the Catholic Church, giving communion to the sick and caring for elders at the local nursing home. She was an avid reader, gardener, a creative explorer of arts and crafts, and she loved being near her children and grandchildren. She learned to love country living and the ranch home built by her husband. She was proud of her career as a teacher and had a good sense of humor.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years.

Survivors include her children, Theresa, Robert, Adele and Martha; son-in-law Joe; grandchildren, Michael, John, Claire and Helen; and other relatives.